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Tokyo Police Club - A Lesson In Crime - Anyone here do it?
Old 10th July 2009
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Tokyo Police Club - A Lesson In Crime - Anyone here do it?

I know that there is a small thread on their newer record. But honestly, I prefer their EP. It is a super dirty punk sound with bass in your face that captures the band better, IMO. Even though Interpol's producer did Elephant Shell, and he is awesome..I still do not think it fit the band as well as the first one.

I was just wondering who did the EP and what kind of gear was used. Especially on the guitars, which sound great. It sounds like a limiter may have been on the drum bus..the drums are nice and dirty too.
Old 10th July 2009
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The EP was produced, engineered, mixed, mastered etc.. by Jon Drew who also has production credits on Elephant Shell. Can't help with any gear info sorry.
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Hey there,
I recorded A Lesson In Crime.
It was recorded at a studio called Signal to Noise in Toronto, which is no longer around.
I tracked through API and NEVE stuff and mixed it on an SSL 4000 E/G series console.

The guitars were played through small Fender combo amps, usually several amps at once, and mic'd several times (I like SM57's)

The drums were recorded using preamp distortion, especially on the room mic's which were ribbons.
The rooms were heavily compressed with Distressors.
I used an NS10 woofer as a mic on the kick drum in tandem with a D112 and SM57.
In mixdown I used parallel compression on the kicks and snares but no real bus compression on drums; I used a lot of SSL compression on the instruments.

Bass was tracked using an Ampeg V4 guitar amp with an SM7, a U47 and tube di (can't remember the model).

The vocals were recorded with a U87 and SM7 together with a room mic and a parallel signal from the SM7 run through an amp.

Hope that helps!
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Old 10th July 2009
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Hey there,
I recorded A Lesson In Crime.
It was recorded at a studio called Signal to Noise in Toronto, which is no longer around.
I tracked through API and NEVE stuff and mixed it on an SSL 4000 E/G series console.

The guitars were played through small Fender combo amps, usually several amps at once, and mic'd several times (I like SM57's)

The drums were recorded using preamp distortion, especially on the room mic's which were ribbons.
The rooms were heavily compressed with Distressors.
I used an NS10 woofer as a mic on the kick drum in tandem with a D112 and SM57.
In mixdown I used parallel compression on the kicks and snares but no real bus compression on drums; I used a lot of SSL compression on the instruments.

Bass was tracked using an Ampeg V4 guitar amp with an SM7, a U47 and tube di (can't remember the model).

The vocals were recorded with a U87 and SM7 together with a room mic and a parallel signal from the SM7 run through an amp.

Hope that helps!
That's awesome man..damn. What a great record too..the whole thing drips w/ vibe. You did a hell of a job, and thanks for posting the details!
Old 10th July 2009
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That's awesome man..damn. What a great record too..the whole thing drips w/ vibe. You did a hell of a job, and thanks for posting the details!
Is this the best website on the entire planet or what ???
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Old 11th July 2009
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I really like that album too. Thanks a ton man, it means a lot to us proles.
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That's awesome man..damn. What a great record too..the whole thing drips w/ vibe. You did a hell of a job, and thanks for posting the details!
Thank you! That really means a lot.
The whole thing was done in 3 days. It's one of the quickest and funnest records I've done. I'm surprised I can still remember the details!
Old 12th July 2009
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Thank you! That really means a lot.
The whole thing was done in 3 days. It's one of the quickest and funnest records I've done. I'm surprised I can still remember the details!
Though I'm not a fan of the band's music, I absolutely love what you did with the sound and the info you provided what extremely valuable! Thanks!
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Thanks BOWIE. You're welcome!
Old 25th July 2009
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Fantastic record. But I thought Elephant Shell was a great record too. For one, it was a different sound which is always refreshing and second, it's really quite unique. I forced myself to listen to it because I loved the EP so much and after a few listens I got totally into it.
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